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Experimental Civics collaborated with BioAustin and CapChem on hosting Austin’s first-ever hackathon.

Experimental Civics won a Mozilla Mini Science Grant for this event

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Experimental Civics collaborated with Red Bull on their Crack the Cooler project. They redesigned a wooden crate to become an interactive, life-size cube which could provide a rare experience for their customers. They wanted to design an experience around collaboration and building relationships.

478 cans rewarded

1.3K Impressions on Snapchat 


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Perkins School for the Blind wanted to innovate and provide better designed products and applications for the blind and visually-impaired community.

100 student hackers under age 30

7 challenge experts

6 challenges

22 projects

8 judges

10 workshop leaders


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McCombs School of Business wanted to innovate through the business lens and provide better human-centered products and applications for the Austin community.

3 projects hacked

62 registered hackers

9 judges

8 mentors


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Microsoft wanted to facilitate new design thinking activities for youth focused on social good.

130 Participants <10 Years of Age

433 Civic Ideas

6 hours of Imagineering

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Our Founder Sarah Sharif worked on this event for 4 years in a row. She was the Event Director for the 2016-18 events.

2015

2016 - Largest Civic Hack in the U.S.

2017

2018

157 Total Projects Hacked

50 to 667 Participants

4 Annual 3-Day Sprints